- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 12, 2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he will veto legislation that would have given California the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy standards.

Instead, a spokesman said Saturday that Schwarzenegger will sign an executive order mandating a similar change but without elements the governor objects to.

The measures approved by the state Legislature Friday night would have required California to get a third of its energy from renewable sources like wind, solar and geothermal by 2020.

Schwarzenegger supports that goal.

But his spokesman, Matt David, says the legislation lawmakers approved is a protectionist scheme that will kill the state’

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